Increase Health and Academic Success with Physical Activity
Working Together, We Help Schools Help Their Students Be Active by Promoting Physical Activity in Schools
Promoting Physical Activity in Schools For Better Results and Healthier Lives
Schools at every level are busy. No matter your role, you are under pressure. There doesn’t seem to be enough support for prioritizing physical education and physical activity.
With Active Schools, you have that support. You can get the information, tools, and help you need to promote activity through physical education and recess, and in the classroom. More physical activity in schools leads to:
More academic success
Higher student involvement
More student energy
Better emotional and mental health
The foundational steps toward lifelong healthy habits
A Movement to Unite Your Entire School
Movements aren’t built from the top down or the bottom up – they are built from everyone working together. Anyone can be the spark that powers more movement, healthier students, and better overall results. See what you can do.
Active Schools isn’t about donations or petitions: it’s about collective impact. When you become an Active Schools Champion, you lend the strength and encouragement that others in your school need to join. You create proof of the importance of movement. You enlist parental support.
You don’t need anything to become a champion. It comes with no obligation. But it gives you and others the opportunity to do more. That’s how we move, together.
There’s no cut-off age for movement. Students at every age need space to move, to stretch out, and to engage in structured and unstructured activity time. We know that no matter your age, movement sharpens your body and strengthens your mind. That’s why our initiative focuses on students at all levels.
We live in an era when play is disappearing. But play is essential. Kids learn by moving. It’s time to make sure our students have the time they need to be kids, and to start to develop lifelong healthy habits.
A period of rapid growth requires time for active movement. Making sure there is activity time and physical education for middle schoolers helps them throughout the school day.
Too often, high school students aren’t getting the physical activity they need. We can help you get the resources you need to help young adults stay healthy, stay focused, and create better habits.
Apply for a Grant Today
Our partners are all about getting you the resources you need to increase movement in your school. Find the grants that are right for your school today.
Every movement starts with a single step. By becoming a Champion, you can get more information about programs, resources, and grants. With that, you can get more people to become champions, and get more buy-in from teachers, administrators, parents, school board members, and more.